How to Have A Successful Buddhist Retreat Experience
BY CHRISTINE SKARDA | JULY 13, 2015
Christine Skarda’s advice for a successful retreat.
First, let go of the idea of a perfect retreat place.
There is no such place! After all, this is samsara, not nirvana.
When we think about doing a retreat, we tend to recall famous practitioners and want our retreat to be like theirs: done in perfect isolation, with no distractions, no interruptions, and filled with spiritual accomplishments. Sounds good, but this ideal comes from a selective reading of their actual retreat circumstances. more...